Dr. John Howe, MD

Dr. John Howe, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. John Howe, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Harlingen, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mn Med Sch in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

597 W Sesame Dr Ste C

Harlingen, TX 78550

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howe performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Howe's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St Joseph
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • So Ill U Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howe's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howe to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Howe's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Terrible experience! Wasted so much money and time here for him to later say he would NOT help me. I would recommend you look elsewhere if you don't like wasting money or having someone be exteremely rude to you!
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Friendly knowledgeable staff. Am happy with the cataract surgery Dr. Howe performed.
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After numerous check-ups and ointments for a lid bump, says he will perform surgery (Thursday) and day of (Tuesday) says he won't touch it. Says he was never treating the bump but another infection and doesn't see the bump we had discussed every single time I was checked-up. After about $400...more
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